When you think of ways to curl your hair, you probably think of hot rollers, curling irons, flat irons and sponge rollers. But some girls, inspired by Lady Gaga’s video “Telephone,” are using empty soda cans to create voluminous waves. So next time you finish a soda can, don’t toss it away. With some bobby pins and a lot of hairspray, you can give yourself a new hairstyle with empty soda cans.

Things You'll Need

Comb dry hair to remove any tangles. Hair should be straight and at least shoulder-length or longer. If your hair is hard to curl, skip washing it for a day. Unwashed hair tends to retain curls better than squeaky clean hair.

Squeeze an amount of gel or voluminous mousse that is about the size of a quarter onto your palm. Rub your hands together to warm up the hair product. Work the gel or mousse into your hair, from the roots to ends.

Wrap a ponytail holder around the middle of the can.

Use a ponytail holder or a hair clip to separate the top section of your hair from the bottom section.

Squirt hairspray all around the can. The hairspray will help the can stay in place and prevent it from sliding out of your hair

Begin working on the bottom section of your hair. Take a section of hair that is about 2 inches smaller than the width of the pop can. Spray firm-hold hairspray on the section.

Roll your hair around the can in the same way you would a hot roller.

Secure the hair to the can with two bobby pins on the top and bottom of the rolled-up hair so the bobby pin slides into the ponytail holder. Use more bobby pins if the can feels loose.

Repeat this process on the rest of the hair sections, working your way up your head, section by section from the first can.

Spray hairspray all over your hair. Check for any loose strands of hair around the cans. Re-roll a can if there is a section of hair slipping out. Hair should be stiff and sticky.

Rock this cool look at a Lady Gaga concert. Or blow dry your hair until the cans feel hot to the touch and hair is dry. Remove bobby pins and cans gently and fluff out your hair with your fingers.

References and Resources

Gaga Inspired: Soda Can Hair